reply to robman50
Re: [Vista] How should I tweak Vista so it hogs less RAM? I run Vista on a P4 HT 3.6, 2 gig ram, 128 ATI card. And it screams. Several people who have used this comp are amazed at the speed.
I set my Windows as this:
Click: Start, control panel, System,advanced system settings,advanced,settings, adjust for best performance.
Start,computer, R/click C/: drive select properties, deselect indexing.
Start,control panel, administritive tools,services, superfetch disabled.
Readyboost I also use a 4 gig ( fast ) flash stick , although I'm not to certain of the benefits of it.
Several other tweaks that I cannot remember at present.
Another thing , Vista uses something called memory preselect/predict.
Which means ram is taken at boot up. If you play a game and a lot of ram is used when you reboot that memory is still being taken . To get around this prob boot twice. i.e boot and then reboot again.
Probably used the wrong names for this prob. Sorry!
I did some reading and disabled a few services and here is how it's running.
physical memory 29%
page file 577mb/4830mb
odd, it seems to be running quicker with out superfetch.